Avi Rubin, explaining why he’s leaving Johns Hopkins for a new job as Chief Security Office at Diebold. Wait for the last line.

I know that many of you may feel that I have “sold out” by doing this, but please hear me out. Yes, the salary is astronomical, and yes, I will no longer be able to say what I really think about the insecurity of their machines, but there’s more to it than that. Think of the possibilities of my new position. I will have the ability to almost single-handedly pick our next President.

And yes, it is April Fool’s Day.

[To the tune of Eric Clapton, “Layla/Derek and the Dominos,” from the album Crossroads (Disc 2).]